Prayer Ministry Listing

June 4th, 2018

Prayer List Contact: Kim Itz at prayerlisting@topsfieldchurch.org or
978-887-6567.

Healing Scripture:  “And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick…”  Matthew 14:14

Healing Prayer: Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.

Please pray for: 

Jillian Roche – Friend of CCOT
Maria Cecilia Guerra – Sister of José Guerra
Jeannine Schmidt – Mom of Beccy Knowles
Karen Burnett – Member of CCOT
Vicki Forte – Friend of Carolyn Detato
Jessica Sellountos – Daughter of Jackie Cassiday
Don and Joann Moran- Mom and Dad of Dolly McIlvaine
John Anderson – Nephew of Josh and Louise Rownd
Constanza Roldan – Friend of Irina Gunzel-Guerra
Helen Talberth – Member of CCOT
Doug McIlvaine – Member of CCOT
Barry Watson – Son of Frank Watson and friend of CCOT
Rachel Bibbons – Daughter of Beccy Knowles
Kåre – Friend from Norway of Irina Günzel-Guerra
Helga Zieger – Family friend from Germany of Irina Günzel-Guerra
Hilton Preble – Brother of Nancy Preble-Barrett
David McMillen – Brother of Deb Baker
Karen Wright – Daughter of Bev Hall
Ed Gates – Friend of David Barnard
Cathy MacGregor – Member of CCOT
Colleen Gillard – Daughter of friend of Eric and Dawn Gillberg
Liliana and Ricardo Roldan – Sister/Brother in law of friend of Irina Gunzel Guerra Greg Wager – Brother of a friend of Judith Gosbee
Allison LoGrasso – Sister of Ryan Kane
Stephen Hartmann and family – brother of Michael Hartmann

Refugee Immigration Ministry (RIM) North Shore annual Walk

May 29th, 2018

Please join Ellie Losee and walk in the annual RIM walk on Sunday, June 24th!
Ellie will be walking representing CCoT as part of the RIM Northshore cluster fundraiser.
We are asking everyone to make donations to Ellie’s walk here:
or by check made payable to RIM Northshore cluster and put in the church mission box.

Here is the walk information:
Where:
Gazebo at Lake Quannapowitt
Lower Common
1 Church Street
Wakefield, MA
When: Gathering and Registration at 3:00pm / Walk begins at 4:00pm
Parking: on Street parking nearby
Walking: Walk 3 miles around Lake Quannapowitt – about 1 hour

This event will ensure that asylum seekers living in nearby communities have housing, food and access to English language tutoring until they can provide for themselves.
PLEASE WALK FOR THIS CAUSE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO JOIN – YOUR HELP IS GREATLY NEEDED AND APPRECIATED.
Water and Snacks will be provided.

June Birthdays

May 23rd, 2018

Happy Birthday to:

Joyce Bergsten:  06/05

Stephen Moore:  06/06

Mason Grajal:  06/06

Meg Moran:  06/07

Stephanie Read:  06/08

Leslie Panella:  06/09

Joe Gibbons:  06/10

Sarah Kane:  06/13

Chris Blanchard:  06/14

Lindsey Gilfeather:  06/14

Caroline Tatum:  06/18

Christy Redding:  06/18

Jackie Cassiday:  06/20

Suzanne Wilkinson:  06/21

Marcia Tatum:  06/22

Dawn Gillberg:  06/24

Christoph Griesshammer:  06/28

Madison Cass:  06/29

Don Moran:  06/29

Purchase a Generator at SBE Generator Rowley and refer CCT

May 17th, 2018
No Power
Need a Back Up Generator

Sick of losing power? Have you been thinking about getting a generator?

Well, so has the Church!

When power is out in the Emerson Center we run the risk of flooding the basements when our sump pumps can’t pump and our fire suppression system getting triggered because the compressor that keeps it pressured stops working.

The time has come for a generator.

We are planning to install at the Emerson Center by late summer and have chosen SBE, Inc. of Rowley to do the installation.

SBE, Inc.

Stephen Faulkner
978-948-6050 or 603-670-3350

Deadline to sign on is June 30th, 2018.

Refer/forward to other folks you know are thinking of installing a generator and ask them to say CCoT sent them!

Expect to pay between $7,500 and $12,000 depending on whether you want some/critical items on the generator or you want the whole (typical) house automatically backed up. Exact pricing of your system will vary depending on your electrical system and needs.

Be sure to mention the church when you call and a referral fee will go towards the Emerson Center project and if enough people sign on we will get an even steeper discount.

Please notify the buildingandgrounds@topsfieldchurch.org if you have contracted so that we can properly track referral fees.

MAKE SURE TO TELL SBE that CCoT referred you!

Don’t wait! Hurricane season and Winter is coming!

Topsfield Cupboard Update

May 1st, 2018

The Topsfield Cupboard food pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th  Saturdays from 8 am – 10 am each month. The following is a list of needed items:

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Kleenex
Mouthwash
Ladies Deodorant
Keurig cups
Juice (no sugar especially), 1/2 gal – no larger
Salt Free / low-sodium soup
Fabric softener
Healthy Soups (low salt, low fat)
Low- sodium spam
Laundry soap
Foil
Wax paper
Sponges
Small boxes salty crackers
Razors and shaving cream
Nutella
Jellos
Relish
Ketchup
Beans for chili
Facial Tissues

Cash donations can be made out to the Top Cupboard to purchase gift cards for items other than non perishable goods.

The items can be dropped off in the containers provided in the
Meeting house narthex or in the Emerson Center.

We appreciate all the contributions!

Thank you!

Christa

May Birthdays

April 24th, 2018

Happy Birthday to:

Ryan Kane:   05/01

Amanda Rogers:   05/01

Sue DiTucci:   05/03

Christopher Jackson:  05/03

Ciara, Roche:   05/04

Emily Jelinek   05/08

Ryan Spaulding:   05/09

Mary Alice Spain:   05/15

Guido Voss:   05/15

Annika Rogers:   05/18

Emily Davie:   05/22

Elizabeth Mulholland:   05/22

Henry Mulholland:   05/23

Rebecca Imboden:   05/24

Steven Blanchard:   05/26

Michael Dik:   05/27

Danielle Redding:   05/27

Susan Warner:   05/29

Charlie McIlvaine:   05/31

Bruce Spaulding:   05/31

Arbor Day and Earth Day -Topsfield Community Celebration

April 19th, 2018

Saturday April 28th 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Gould Barn and Emerson Center

Join us as we plant a new oak tree.

Watch as a bench is crafted from the wood from the old ash tree.

Topsfield children will honor the newly planted tree with song!

“In Every Acorn, There’s A Tree”

Future Forecast- It’s In Our Hands.

Enjoy many Fun, Hands on activities and explore the impact of plastic waste on our ecosystems.

Climb inside a life size inflatable whale called Niles and learn about the impact of plastics on marine life.

“Live Gently Upon This Earth”

Help Keep Topsfield and Our Waterway’s Clean

Start the day off with Town Clean UP 2018

Return filled bags to us between 8:30 – 10 a.m. and receive coupon for a “mini whoopie pie” from the Bake Shop.

Sponsored by Topsfield Historical Society, GREEN Topsfield and the Congregational Church of Topsfield

Board of Community and Communications Hosts Ladies Outing

April 19th, 2018

Sunday June 10th – 2 pm
“Calendar Girls”
Great Boston Stage Company  Stoneham, MA
Join us for a  Ladies Afternoon at the Theatre!
Limited tickets available for $20 
Contact Meg Moran at mh.moran@comcast.net or 978-337-2345
Carpooling available from Emerson parking lot at noon
We’ll enjoy a reception in the theater’s private room
before the 2 p.m. show start!

Sponsored by the  Board of  Community and Communications

Introducing Service Sundays Sponsored by BOMO

April 19th, 2018

The Board of Mission & Outreach is excited to announce the addition of Service Sundays to our after worship coffee fellowship. This new service opportunity will occur once a month during coffee fellowship and will make it as easy as possible for everyone – even families with young children – to lend their hands to a worthy cause while we enjoy coffee fellowship.

Please join us on Sunday, May 6th  after worship at coffee fellowship for our first Blessing Bag Build! Blessing Bags are small bags filled with items needed by different kinds of communities. BOMO will provide the materials; all you have to do is show up for coffee, treats, and community as usual and visit our simple Blessing Bag table to help assemble the bags.

Our May Blessing Bags will be donated to Lifebridge Shelter in Salem, an organization dedicated to a comprehensive, community-based approach to ending homelessness. We will assemble bags of small needed items (note pads, pens, lip balm, toothbrushes, emery boards, trail mix, hair elastics, etc.) for the Lifebridge clientele and write or draw caring messages to be included as well. This is a family friendly activity for people of all ages. We hope you will join us and help make Service Sundays a consistent and simple way for our congregation to help others on a monthly basis!

The Board of Mission and Outreach

Art Supplies Collection

April 19th, 2018

The Board of Mission and Outreach (BOMO) is joining The Syrian Refugee Mission of the North Shore (established by St. John’s Episcopal Church) with their current collection efforts for NuDay Syria.

The group hopes to fill 500-700 backpacks with greatly needed art supplies. Due to the 7th year of civil war in Syria, children are experiencing post traumatic disorder,severe anxiety and fear. Health aid workers in the area have identified that art therapy has been helpful in relieving some of the stress for the children. The art activities take place in safe spaces, providing a much needed sense of hope and calmness.

Please join BOMO by assisting with this collection. Place your donations in the bin located in the church office. Contributions will be collected through 5/21.

The following supplies are being requested.

Back pack, drawing paper, notebooks, sketchbooks, mandala pattern books, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, fine art postcards, crayons, markers, colored pencils, colored chalk, oil pastels, scissors, rulers, glue sticks, tissue paper, self-hardening clay, water color paints, water color trays, yarn, plain white paper.

With appreciation,
Pamela Warren on behalf of the Board of Mission and Outreach